I would like to convert the area load to line load, namely into single beams. How can I do this without using the help plane?


In RSTAB and RFEM, area loads can be automatically converted to member or line loads. There are 3 options available for this:

  • Member loads from area loads via plane
  • Member loads from area loads via cells
  • Line loads from area loads on openings
In case of converting from area loads to member loads, a plane has to be defined via corner nodes or cells, or they have to be selected in the graphics window of the cell. The area load can be applied to the entire surface or, as the case may be, to the effective area of the members or to its projection.

You can find the functions in the program under Tools > Generate Loads > 


Load Load generator Area loads on members

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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